To protect public health, ensure the well-being of wildlife, and promote responsible pet ownership, Mayor of Merida Renán Barrera Concha is promoting a canine and feline sterilization program in neighborhoods and communities during the months of September, October, and November.
The Mayor stated that these three months will be dedicated to these sterilization campaigns, which will have various locations that will open according to a schedule that will be shared on the Municipality’s social media channels.
“The objective of this campaign is to raise awareness about the care and responsible ownership of pets, especially since sterilization helps reduce cases of abandonment and prevents overpopulation of dogs and cats in the Municipality,” he said.
To achieve this, he noted that the City Council offers these veterinary treatments at affordable prices in the city and free of charge in the communities. As a result, from February to July of this year, 600 sterilizations were performed.
“These types of campaigns are a way to support those who adopt a pet because they are free in the communities and have a recovery fee of 100 pesos in the neighborhoods of Merida,” he added.
Alejandra Bolio Rojas, Director of the Sustainable Development Unit, explained that each program location performed about 50 surgeries under strict veterinary protocols, such as evaluating each candidate for surgery to avoid any incidents with the animals transported to the sterilization sites.
The first sterilization campaign will begin on September 30th in the Dzityá community, and the next one is scheduled for October 14th at the San José Tecoh multipurpose facility. The campaigns will continue on October 28th in the Sodzil Norte community, November 11th in Chablekal, and November 25th in the western part of the city.
She added that citizens with questions about the schedules and locations of attention can call the veterinary module at 999-393-86-77, where they will be provided with the necessary information.
She also mentioned that the City Council has two veterinary modules located in the Chichén Itzá neighborhood and the Peek Park in Paseo Verde, offering low-cost or free veterinary services such as consultations, rabies vaccinations, deworming, and wound care, depending on the type of care.
“These modules operate from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, in coordination with the Yucatan State Health Secretariat, providing more comprehensive care,” she added.
Finally, the official said that the City Council promotes responsible adoption, and for this purpose, the Municipal Center for Animal Care (CEMAA) is located on the Periférico de Mérida at Km. 34. For more information, interested individuals can call 999-611-02-50.